• MLS attendance on rise with big-name international players

    Updated: 35 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Kaka and David Villa are raising the profile of Major League Soccer. Clint Dempsey and the U.S. national teams have done their part, too. Buoyed by international soccer icons and capitalizing on recent World Cup success by the American men's and women's national teams,...

  • Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit

    Updated: 37 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Owners of a soon-to-close coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas have agreed to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution. Some $1.5 million of the funds from NV...

  • The Latest: Colorado shooting judge holds woman in contempt

    Updated: 38 min ago

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The judge in the Colorado shooting case has sentenced a woman to three weeks in jail for interrupting the lead prosecutor during closing arguments in the...

  • Blue Jays land Price in Toronto's 2nd big trade of week

    Updated: 42 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by the Blue Jays as they chase their first postseason appearance since 1993. After obtaining slugging shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from...

  • Pacific trade ministers pose for group photo at Maui meeting

    Updated: 43 min ago

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim nations meeting in Hawaii took time out from their talks for a new trade agreement to pose for a photo. The ministers received flower leis during Thursday's group photo shoot at the oceanfront resort where they are meeting,...

  • Pope's upcoming visit inspires anxiety in Philadelphia

    Updated: 45 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi drivers, fearing onerous checkpoints and...

  • APNewsBreak: Kidnapping suspect's sister files claim vs. FBI

    Updated: 45 min ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI. Lora DiMaggio Robinson's lawyer, C. Keith Greer, says James...

  • Dodgers bolster pitching in huge deal with Braves, Marlins

    Updated: 45 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on Thursday that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leader. Clinging to a half-game...

  • Same ol' Dez: Enthusiastic Bryant back on field with Cowboys

    Updated: 45 min ago

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dez Bryant wanted to toss a football with fellow receiver Cole Beasley almost as soon as he took the field for the first time at the training camp he threatened to skip without a long-term contract. The Cowboys had their enthusiastic All-Pro for the opening...

  • Nevada investigating case of E. coli in Lovelock prison

    Updated: 47 min ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prison officials say they're investigating one confirmed case and two suspected cases of E. coli bacteria at Lovelock Correctional Center in northern Nevada. The Nevada Department of Corrections said Thursday that the agency is working with the state's Division of...

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